Utah: Miller Motorsports Park news 2008-05-20

U. S. Representative Bishop (R-UT) Introduces Resolution Highlighting World Superbike Event in Utah Scheduled for May 29-June 1 Washington, D.C., May 15, 2008 - Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) has introduced a resolution (H. Res. 1121)...

U. S. Representative Bishop (R-UT) Introduces Resolution Highlighting World Superbike Event in Utah Scheduled for May 29-June 1

Washington, D.C., May 15, 2008 - Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) has introduced a resolution (H. Res. 1121) commending Miller Motorsports Park, the County of Tooele and the State of Utah for hosting the first FIM Superbike World Championship race on American soil in four years. The races will be held May 29-June 1 and will feature the teams and riders from one of the top three international racing series. The resolution, H. Res. 1121, also salutes the riders and teams that compete at a professional, world-class level in the FIM Superbike World Championship.

The resolution notes that the race weekend will be the biggest international sporting event in Utah since the Olympic Winter Games in 2002, and the most significant racing event in the history of the State. Bishop commented, "As stated in the resolution, I am confident that Tooele will be an excellent host to the teams, riders and spectators who will attend the event, and I am pleased that motorcycle racers and race fans from home and abroad will have the opportunity to enjoy all that Utah has to offer including remarkable natural scenery and premier outdoor recreation."

Miller Motorsports Park CEO/General Manager Alan Wilson stated, "It is a distinct honor to be recognized for our efforts in bringing the FIM Superbike World Championship to Miller Motorsports Park, marking the series' return to

North America for the first time in four years. It is quite an achievement for us, as well as for Tooele County and the State of Utah that the series organizers have chosen to bring this event to our facility. We very much appreciate the Motorcycle Industry Council's efforts on our behalf, and we look forward to a very successful event."

"The FIM Superbike World Championship returning to the U.S. is an exciting opportunity for motorcycle race fans and will highlight the sport of motorcycling for all riders," commented Duane Taylor, Government Relations Specialist with the Motorcycle Industry Council. He continued, "The resolution offers an opportunity for Congress to recognize this international event that will draw tens of thousands of fans, riders and teams from all over the globe."

Congressman Bishop urged motorcycle race fans and all motorcyclists to contact their Members of Congress and urge them to sign on to H. Res. 1121 as cosponsors. "Utah is proud to host an international race of this magnitude, but in truth this is the U.S. round of the FIM Superbike World Championship and as such belongs to all Americans."

The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) is a not-for-profit, national trade association representing manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/ATV parts and accessories and members of allied trades, located in Irvine, California.

-credit: mmp

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